Author Topic: 1965 fuel tank colour  (Read 836 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline skinner36

  • Worked
  • ***
  • Posts: 202
  • Location: Croydon, Vic
  • Name: John
  • Car: 1965 FB
1965 fuel tank colour
« on: January 09, 2018, 06:24:14 PM »
Hi,

What was the original colour of the fuel tank in a '65 Mustang? The new one is just plain steel and I want to put a coat of something on it or else it will rust. Any recommendations?




Offline barnett468

  • Shelby
  • *********
  • Posts: 6464
Re: 1965 fuel tank colour
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2018, 06:41:50 PM »
It was plain galvanized steel.

Offline skinner36

  • Worked
  • ***
  • Posts: 202
  • Location: Croydon, Vic
  • Name: John
  • Car: 1965 FB
Re: 1965 fuel tank colour
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2018, 07:36:42 PM »
Thanks

Offline Husky65

  • Worked
  • ***
  • Posts: 973
  • I'm new here
Re: 1965 fuel tank colour
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2018, 08:35:46 AM »
Who'd you get the tank off?
If it's the canadian made ni-terne steel(spectra) ones that most companies sell it should hold up better than the original tanks. If it's the crappy looking one that one company in australia sells for quite cheap, be careful. I had both in my garage, I would never ever put the cheap in one after seeing it compared to the spectra tank. Even the welds were questionable.



Offline skinner36

  • Worked
  • ***
  • Posts: 202
  • Location: Croydon, Vic
  • Name: John
  • Car: 1965 FB
Re: 1965 fuel tank colour
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2018, 05:30:26 PM »
It is Canadian made but it looks like plain steel to me, not galvanized

Offline Husky65

  • Worked
  • ***
  • Posts: 973
  • I'm new here
Re: 1965 fuel tank colour
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2018, 06:11:39 PM »
Is it a litte bit shiny? It should be ni-terne steel if it's made in canada. The other tanks almost like they are painted with crappy paint.
You can coat it if you want. The inside will probably corrode first anyway.

Offline skinner36

  • Worked
  • ***
  • Posts: 202
  • Location: Croydon, Vic
  • Name: John
  • Car: 1965 FB
Re: 1965 fuel tank colour
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2018, 10:01:03 PM »
Yes it is shiny steel and definitely not painted. The welding also looks first class to me

Offline Husky65

  • Worked
  • ***
  • Posts: 973
  • I'm new here
Re: 1965 fuel tank colour
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2018, 08:14:07 AM »
Yeah definitely ni-terne. I was actually doing some reading and they do recommend painting it.

Offline skinner36

  • Worked
  • ***
  • Posts: 202
  • Location: Croydon, Vic
  • Name: John
  • Car: 1965 FB
Re: 1965 fuel tank colour
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2018, 09:47:18 AM »
I think I might clear coat it then

 

Visit Custom Mustangs